The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Tue, 26 May 2015 23:37:57 EDT <![CDATA[2040 Prognosis for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230295/ http://chronicle.com/article/2040-Prognosis-for-Higher/230295/ Does academe face huge challenges over the next 25 years? You bet. But it can overcome them and thrive.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do Human Rights Increase Inequality?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230297/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Human-Rights-Increase/230297/ Sadly, the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bashing Bureaucracy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230293/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bashing-Bureaucracy/230293/ The left used to be so good at it. Can David Graeber revive a lost art?

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bigotry on Display]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230301/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bigotry-on-Display/230301/ The 1906 exhibition of a caged African at the Bronx Zoo challenges what we thought we knew about 20th-century America.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Breadth of a Salesman]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230291/ http://chronicle.com/article/Breadth-of-a-Salesman/230291/ For a long time, I couldn’t relate to Willy Loman. Then I became him.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mortal Motivation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230303/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mortal-Motivation/230303/ Does our terror of dying drive almost everything we do?

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Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Plague of Hypersensitivity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229963/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Plague-of-Hypersensitivity/229963/ What's brought about students' anxious need for intellectual and emotional coddling?

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundamentally Atheist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229971/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fundamentally-Atheist/229971/ Jerry Coyne, like biblical literalists, is blind to centuries of scholarly nuance and tradition.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[When Students Write About Sex]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229961/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Write-About-Sex/229961/ Critique their words, not their lives.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ecomodernists Spark Rhetorical Heat]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229969/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ecomodernists-Spark-Rhetorical/229969/ Their manifesto is part of a battle on the left to define the environmental future.

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Erosion of Secular Revolutions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229965/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-The-Erosion-of/229965/ Anticolonial movements led to fundamentalism, dogmatism, and sexism. Why?

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Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Oxford's Influential Inklings]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229967/ http://chronicle.com/article/Oxfords-Influential-Inklings/229967/ Tolkien, Lewis, and company brought modern resonance to ancient themes.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Infantilized by Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229765/ http://chronicle.com/article/Infantilized-by-Academe/229765/ Colleges should, but generally don't, model an adulthood worth aspiring to.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Esoteric Antidote]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229779/ http://chronicle.com/article/Esoteric-Antidote/229779/ To revive liberal education, we must relearn the lost, secret art of reading between the lines.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Our D.H. Lawrence Moment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229767/ http://chronicle.com/article/Our-DH-Lawrence-Moment/229767/ His best work presaged today's broad, individualistic spectrum of sexualities and gender.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Might and Right After the Civil War]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229773/ http://chronicle.com/article/MightRight-After-the/229773/ Federal occupation of the South was crucial to preserving freedom.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wonder Beyond Measure]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229771/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wonder-Beyond-Measure/229771/ Try including on a rubric astonishment at the beauty of nestling sparrows.

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Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Jonathan Gottschall's Fighting Words]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229763/ http://chronicle.com/article/Jonathan-Gottschalls-Fighting/229763/ He tried to save literary studies. Instead he ruined his career.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Should We Clone a Mammoth?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229575/ http://chronicle.com/article/Should-We-Clone-a-Mammoth-/229575/ De-extinction might well be possible. It also might be disastrous.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rebirth of the University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229585/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rebirth-of-the-University/229585/ A master plan for the 21st century must have research at the core.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Archiving My Life]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229573/ http://chronicle.com/article/Archiving-My-Life/229573/ Veering from despair to delight, a historian contemplates herself as artifact.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Choosing Love]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229569/ http://chronicle.com/article/Choosing-Love/229569/ An analytic philosopher sees intention in romantic attachment.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Object as Subject]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229587/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Object-as-Subject/229587/ Cultural and theoretical studies of everyday things aren’t really that new. And the new ones aren’t really that good.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Consolation of Asceticism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229181/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Consolation-of-Asceticism/229181/ Take comfort, poorly paid professors. Your plight is a badge of honor.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Celebrity Illusion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229197/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Celebrity-Illusion/229197/ How social immobility fuels our obsession with celebrities.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Poetry of Atrocity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229221/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Poetry-of-Atrocity/229221/ The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide is remembered through the echoes of language.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT